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Holy Bratwurst

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:37 PM
A yearly festival of Jesus-ness, called "The FEST", will be held once again in Lake County (Wickliffe) next Sunday Aug. 5. The Christ-soaked event is becoming increasingly popular; last year's attendance was around 35,000.

Marni and I had noticed ads for the FEST plastered all over Marc's in Willoughby Hills. It turns out that Marc's is one of the main sponsors along with Medical Mutual; second-tier sponsors include Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The list of corporate sponsors is distressingly impressive- Johnsonville Brats will suposedly have "the world's largest grill" there, and many other well-known corporate names are sponsors. All "kosher", I guess... the event is on private (religious institution) property, and it's all private entities doing he sponsoring...

EXCEPT... I happened to notice that Cleveland Metroparks is listed as a sponsor.

From the Cleveland Metroparks website:

Cleveland Metroparks is a separate political subdivision of the state of Ohio. The Park District is governed by Cleveland Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners, composed of three citizens who serve three-year terms without compensation. Board members are appointed by the presiding Judge of the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County.

What business does a government entity have in sponsoring/helping to promote an event that has, as its explicit purpose, the promotion of Christianity? At least a letter to the Metroparks commissioners is probably in order here.

Anyway, here is the FEST website- annoying Xtian music automatically plays when you open the page.

Can't find direct contacts for the Commissioners yet, just this general contact email:

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